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The effect of light on the in vitro incorporation of a variety of radioactive precursors into glycerolipids was tested in isolated retinas of albino rats. There was an increase in the incorporation of [2-3H]myo-inositol, 32Pi, [2-3H]glycerol, and [methyl-3H]choline into retinal phospholipids in light compared to that in darkness. [2-3H]myo-Inositol was(More)
The rabbit retina accumulates ethanolamine by an overall process that has a high affinity for ethanolamine. This process is different from the choline uptake, since ethanolamine accumulation was unaffected by high choline concentrations. Autoradiography identified the major site of high-affinity uptake as the perinuclear region of the photoreceptor cells.(More)
The rabbit retina's synthesis of new phosphatidylcholine from extracellular choline was interrupted by an intravitreal injection of the choline analogue hemicholinium-3. This disrupted the process by which new membrane is added to the rod photoreceptor outer segments and eventually caused outer segment degeneration. During the first 2 days after(More)
Schistosomiasis japonica is a serious tropical parasitic disease in humans, which causes inflammation and fibrosis of the liver. Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are known to play an important role in schistosome-induced fibrosis, but their role in schistosome-induced inflammation is still largely unknown. Here, we use a murine model of schistosomiasis(More)
We studied the pattern of BCR involvement in 52 patients with chronic myeloid leukemia by Southern blotting. Of 33 Philadelphia (Ph)-positive patients, 30 had evidence of M-BCR rearrangement, two cases were difficult to interpret, and one clearly lacked evidence of M-BCR rearrangement. Of 19 Ph-negative patients, nine showed M-BCR rearrangement, nine showed(More)
The choline analog hemicholinium-3 causes selective degeneration of the cones and rods in the rabbit retina. These experiments examine some biochemical effects of hemicholinium-3 on metabolic pathways involved in choline metabolism. No effect of the drug on several important photoreceptor biosynthetic functions was found: leucine incorporation into(More)
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